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kands

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Hi all
Had a look at the weather forecast yesterday and it said "Go on Keith, do the RV roof mate"...... Up I went a scrubbed the roof totlally clean. Got the roof paint from Stateside Tuning (discount qualifying plug :roflmto:) and intended to paint it today once it had dried.
Got up this morning and look at the darn rain, I give in..........:frowny:
I hope it improves soon as I want to get the roof painted before we go to France next week :RollEyes:
Please all pray for sunshine ::bigsmile:

Keith
 

Suzy

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Jul 19, 2007
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Keith what is the purpose of painting the roof. Is it a kind of sealant as well? I didn't realise you were supposed to paint it. Wait till I tell Bryan, I bet he'll be thrilled! :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
 
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kands

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Hi Suzy
Our roof has a rubber membrane and over the years it tends to dry out etc with the effects of sunlight and general weathering. It loses the top coat and absorbs dirt etc.... The result is that whenever it rains (almost a daily occurance this summer :frowny:) you get dirty white streaks all down the sides of the van and it is difficult to remove and unsightly, so by using a special EPDM roof paint, the top coat is replaced, the roof covering is sealed again and the roof covering will work better and last longer.
Go on Bryan, you know you want to mate :roflmto:

Keith

Ps It has just stopped raining..... Keep on praying :) I need the ministry of The Right Reverend G I think :):)

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Geo

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Jul 29, 2007
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Hello brother Kieth, I would recomend Friday this week, to day is hit and miss im afraid
G
 

C.L.S

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Jul 22, 2007
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Kieth i remember when i done the roof on my RV a couple of years ago :frowny: took me 2 days to give it 2 coats :Mad::rofl: Best of luck mate..... if the weather does,nt clear up i,m sure Geo would,nt mind helping out in France :winky:
 
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kands

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Thanks Big G
I just saw the forecast agian and it says several showers today so it'll have to wait till tomorrow now....
Thanks QE2. I will ask him :roflmto:

Keith

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Geo

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Two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if im'e up theer more than an Hr ive gorn to sleep
ps Keith forgot to say start at the back and work towards the front:rofl:
 
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kands

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Two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if im'e up theer more than an Hr ive gorn to sleep
ps Keith forgot to say start at the back and work towards the front:rofl:
Hey I was in submarines mate not the SAS :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:

Keith
 

Tony Santara

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Jul 26, 2007
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Thanks Big G
I just saw the forecast agian and it says several showers today so it'll have to wait till tomorrow now....
Thanks QE2. I will ask him :roflmto:

Keith
hey Keith
i was trying to do mine for months every time i tried it came on to rain
did it last weekend paint was drying as i put it on
anyway PlasTCote is waterproof just wear you raincoat
:roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:

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vanessa

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Bring the paint over here, Kands ... the weather is loverly!! (well, it is down here, in the Correze, anyway ... can't vouch for the rest of the country!)
 
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kands

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Thanks for the offer Vanessa, very kind ::bigsmile:
As your access is a little tight I think that the roof may get done and look nice but what about the sidewalls??? They may need fixing then :roflmto::roflmto:
The sun is out today so I am hopeful to get cracking as soon as the dew has burned off and the roof is dry ::bigsmile:

Keith
 

Geo

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2nd coat on yet matey:Tongue:

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vanessa

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Oh Lordy, Sharon ... I hope you haven't gone and jinxxed the weather for him:RollEyes:
 
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RockieRV

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Nope - it is glorious here - we are definately rightuous today :Smile:

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Geo

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Dont tell me he's stuck in the middle surrounded by wet paint:whatthe:
 
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RockieRV

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Second coat coming upppppppppppppp!!

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kands

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I have having a well earned few minutes off, if you all don't mind :roflmto::roflmto:

I will let you know when it is done ::bigsmile:

Keith
 
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Snelly

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Must be "up on the roof" day today. I've been up on mine using lap sealant to seal round the base of my air horns. Some numpty had used normal household silicone and it had cracked and was leaking like mad. Lap sealant looks like icing when you put it on, I had to resist a taste!
 

Tony Santara

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I have having a well earned few minutes off, if you all don't mind :roflmto::roflmto:

I will let you know when it is done ::bigsmile:

Keith
Come on Kands i could have painted a polaris sub in less time

only took me 2 hours to do mine
you sure your only playing with your brush up there :winky::winky:

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RockieRV

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He has had twelve pina coladas, run around the block 80 times, done some sunbathing, been to B&Q 4 times, and done the roof! No doubt he will update you this evening............:roflmto::roflmto:

Sharon
 
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kands

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Right it is done.
All you buggers that reckon you can do it in 2 hours..................................... Go away :roflmto::roflmto:
Took ages to cut in all the edges and go over the old joint sealer to make it white again... Then the roller came in to play and first coat took about 2 hours to do ( I had to keep sweeping the detritus that constantly falls off the larch trees which surround our house :Mad:
Then wait for an age for it to finally dry enough for me to go and apply the second coat. There are several bits of larch needles mixed into the paint (gives the finish a rustic look :roflmto:) but it certainly looks a lot better than it did this morning....
Thanks for the messages (albeit somewhat dubious...) of support, I hope that I have done a good job and don't need to do it again.....

Keith

Ps. Pictures Here

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Lindy-C

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Hey Keith....... You missed a bit! :roflmto: :roflmto:

:whatthe: **running away FAST**
 
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kands

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Yep
I left that bit for either you or JC to finish when you come over :roflmto::roflmto:
Did you like to job I did on my neighbours Porsche?:roflmto::roflmto:

Keith
 
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Lindy-C

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Yep
I left that bit for either you or JC to finish when you come over :roflmto:
Did you like to job I did on my neighbours Porsche?:roflmto:

Keith

The speckled look :Confused: How quaint! :roflmto:

JC did that to my old Lexus when he decided to use the workshop compressor to spray paint the fence, pearlised white with brown overtones :RollEyes: Don't tell him I told you.....he'll kill me :roflmto:

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vanessa

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Looks good!:Cool: Not the car in the previous post, mind:frowny:
 
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kands

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Thanks Vanessa
I think the 3 point looks pretty cool, very unique :whatthe::whatthe:

Keith

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